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Electrical Installation - City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma at West Thames College

Course description

The course is suitable for school leavers aged 16-18. This course includes theory and practice and is designed as a starting point for those seeking to become trained electricians.

Course content

On the Electrical qualification you will study:

  • Wiring and terminals
  • Fabrication techniques
  • Electrical science and technology.

There are also four other subjects which are covered in the qualification -

  • Structure of the construction industry
  • Environmental measures in domestic dwellings
  • Sustainability measures in domestic dwellings
  • Site preparation in the construction industry.

Entry requirements

None, but you will have an interview and assessment. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or


Candidates must successfully complete one assignment for each unit that is set by City & Guilds and assessed by your lecturer. There is also a practical assignment at the end of the course.

Financial information

This course is free for students aged 16-18 years.

Future opportunities

This qualification can lead to progression to Level 2 Electrical Installation or Level 2 Engineering.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 August 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: 0209
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Contact details

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    • General Enquiries
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 020 8326 2000
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  • More information
    • As part of West Thames College London, the West Thames College Skills + Logistics Centre in Feltham is a smaller campus with a friendly atmosphere, offering a range of trade courses in West London.

      Around 650 students study at the Skills Centre to gain the practical skills needed for a career in Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Engineering, Catering or Construction trades (Plumbing, Brickwork, Painting & Decorating, Electrical Installation and Carpentry).

      We have excellent links with employers too, so there are lots of job and apprenticeship opportunities.

      The Centre has its own Common Room, Careers Advisors, Library, Cafeteria, IT Suite and Outdoor Leisure Activities. Students at Feltham also have full access to the Isleworth campus.

      Courses at the West Thames College Skills + Logistics Centre are very popular and, as places are limited, you are advised to apply early.